Submitted by Orthopod on Thu, 2019-04-04 04:37
Don’t get me wrong. I love what Elon Musk is doing to change the world. Transitioning to sustainable transport, etc... Read his book, would never work for him but I admire what he is doing with the limited ressources he managed to self achieve.
However, he knows that he had reservations for over 400,000 Model 3 and when he announced the SR 2-4 weeks and SR+ < 2 weeks delivery March 1st 2019 and planned the announce of the Model Y on March 14th. Was this a marketing technique to get as much Model 3 deposits converted to configurations possible? I know that the Secret Master Plan has been the goal of Tesla since 2006 and they have been transparent on this since the beginning but why are they not on the time estimates?
We are at a point where Tesla should be autocorrecting the word weeks by the word months of their website. Personally, I can accept that they have repeated delays because I believe in the cause but I have plenty of coworkers who are buying and reserving other brands because of their known reputations they built over time and plan to get the Taycan instead of the X/Y for example.
Am I the only optimistic guy seeing a repetitive trend here? Or am I getting slowly pessimistic without realizing it?